Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Bloomberg Courses


Events
- 2019/09/13

Bloomberg Courses

To promote the collaboration and community partnership between the College of Islamic Economics and Finance and Bloomberg and Misk initiatives in the field of training, the college held the third training workshop for its academic staff members on Monday, 10 Muharram, 1441 A.H., at the college's laboratory. The workshop's schedule covered the following topics:

  • Concepts of Bloomberg markets.
  • How to create an education platform for teachers and students.
  • How to create virtual classrooms.
  • Bloomberg case studies.
  • How to create an account in the Investment Challenge Competition (ICC).
  • How to integrate Bloomberg tools into course descriptions (such as: risk management, portfolio management) with examples from other universities, such as Queen University and Rutgers University.
  • How to use the transfer and integration of Bloomberg data into Excel functions.

The workshop aimed at training the academic members of the College of Islamic Economics and Finance on the professional use of the data platform, financial markets, and analytical skills of quantitative data. The workshop also focused on teaching the trainees how to transfer and integrate the analytical skills in the courses on the platform to harness the skills of the students who are studying economics, finance, banking, and insurance, helping them to grasp the financial markets' concepts and skills, and making them deal with the actual data found in the labor markets.

During the workshop, it was also agreed to hold more workshops, to be scheduled in coordination between the two parties, at the university headquarters in Al-Abdiyyah in order to provide opportunities to the largest number of the college's academic staff members for them to benefit from such lauded efforts.

The training workshop addressed the following topics:

  • Introduction to Bloomberg's financial platform and the basics of using it.
  • Generating asset ideas in Bloomberg: corporate research and analysis.
  • Fixed income analysis using Bloomberg tools: bond market analysis.
  • How to export Bloomberg data to Excel (Excel APL).
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